Latest Rail News
Washington Metropolitan Transit Authority released a major trackwork calendar that details its construction plans through this fiscal year. The calendar establishes the accelerated work plan to address National Transportation Safety Board recommendations and to get projects done quickly and safe ...
Work can begin on the Atlanta Streetcar project, which was awarded $47.6 million from the Federal Transit Administration's Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery 2 program in October 2010. The electric streetcar will run 2.6 miles through the heart of Atlanta's business ...
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation District 8-0 awarded Michael Baker Jr., Inc., an engineering unit of Michael Baker Corporation, a $2.2 million construction management support and construction inspection contract for seven separate construction projects with a combined value of $22 mill ...
Newport News, Va., Councilwoman Dr. Patricia Woodbury has been elected chair of the Transportation District Commission of Hampton Roads and Vice President of the Virginia Transit Association. On June 23 she was elected to serve a one-year term, effective July 1st, as chair of HRT's board. She is ...
In 2010, the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation and the North Carolina Department of Transportation held a series of Public Hearings on a Draft Tier II Environmental Impact Statement for the Richmond, Va. to Raleigh, N.C. portion of the Southeast High-Speed Rail Corridor. The ...
The Department of Transportation has issued its Record of Decision for the DesertXpress Project in Nevada. With the completion of this comprehensive review of environmental impacts, DesertXpress will be able to continue to work on their proposal. 
 "Today's announcement is a ...
Friday, July 15, construction will begin on an approximately $50 million project to reconnect the Port of Miami to the national rail network via the Florida East Coast Railway. More than 800 workers will be employed bringing $33.38 million in wages to South Florida. Reconstruction of t ...
New York's Metropolitan Transit Authority Metro-North Railroad, working with the City of Mt. Vernon, will close the Sixth Avenue Bridge beginning Monday July 18, 2011 through the week of August 24 so that the railroad can make repairs to the 117-year-old bridge. The almost 62-foot-long ...
U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) brought together federal, state and local stakeholders in an effort to expedite the process that he hopes will identify the Springfield rail consolidation alternative that best promotes public safety, enhances the quality of life of residents and boosts the local eco ...
Federal Transit Administrator Peter Rogoff, Sen. Robert Casey Jr., (D-PA), Reps. Chaka Fattah (D-PA-2) and Jim Gerlach (R-PA-6), Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter and Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority's General Manager Joe Casey reviewed several SEPTA facilities that are in sign ...
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